Ok, I’ll make this short.
We’ve all got a crazy marathon week ahead of us and I know what you really need from me….a great idea for turkey left overs.
And I’ve come through for you, sister!
Trust me, this is my 33rd Thanksgiving as a meal preparer and until 5 years ago I stared at the remains of the carcass with a deer in the headlight trance like most women in America.
But 5 years ago, that all changed. <angels singing in the background>
Worry no more. I have the perfect answer for Friday. But get this stuff at home BEFORE the BIG DAY so that you don’t have to go out on Friday, unless, of course you have cabin fever and need to leave home for a while.
There is a second tier cook on Food Network (don’t worry about his name…but he’s amazing and blessed by God for rescuing us) and he gave this recipe on his show for Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. It’s tastes like health, and let’s be honest, we need all the healthy stuff we can get to counteract Thursday. If you leave out the rice, this is very low-cal.
Using my “if it’s a good recipe you get your name on it rule”,
Here it is:
Mexican (dontyoudareturnyournoseupatit) Stew
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
4 large cloves of garlic
2 jalapenos, seeded and sliced
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried cumin
1 (28 oz) can of chopped tomatoes
3 cups of shredded turkey or chicken
Few dashes of Worcestershire sauce
3-4 cups of chicken stock
1 cup of cooked rice
Sour cream and fresh cilantro for garnish
Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeno and sweat until soft and translucent. Add spices and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add tomatoes, chicken, Worcestershire and stock.
Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
Cut the lime in half, squeeze juice into the pot and then add the juiced halves as well.
Add white rice and cook 5 minutes longer to warm rice through. Season to taste, with salt.
Garnish with sour cream and cilantro.
Enjoy my friends! Happy Thanksgiving!
Make time to count your blessings and give thanks to God.